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Synovial Chondromatosis of the First Metatarsophalangeal Joint (A Case Report)
J Korean Foot Ankle Soc. 2007;11:107-110
Published online June 1, 2007
© 2007 J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.

Suh, Jin-Soo;Kim, Dong-Hyun

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inje University Ilsan Paik Hospital, Goyang, Korea
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Synovial chondromatosis is an uncommon non-neoplastic condition of the joints, forming multiple cartilaginous nodules in the synovium. The lesion usually tends to involve large joints, and the occurrence in the small joint of foot is very rare. We would like to report a case of synovial chondromatosis which was confused with Freiberg infarction in the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint of the foot.
Keywords : Great toe; Metatarsophalangeal joint; Synovial chondromatosis

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